Otorongo Amazon River Lodge
Otorongo Amazon River Lodge features rustic construction with 12 spacious rooms under a palm thatch roof. Single and double rooms have private bathrooms including sinks toilets and showers. Each room is protected by a fine mesh netting to keep out bugs and pests. Bunk beds are available for larger groups as well as the Family Suite which sleeps up to eight comfortably. In the back of the lodge there is a relaxing room with hammocks, lazy chairs and coffee tables. The Lodge rooms are enclosed by elevated walkways to provide access to viewing the gardens, birds, butterflies or any other wildlife that pass by.
Our lodge is located near the village of Oran, a designated national heritage site in the Peruvian Amazon 2.5 hours by speedboat from the city of Iquitos. From our lodge it is possible to explore over fifteen different ecosystems endemic to the Amazon River region in one week. We are proud to be the only ones offering such a diversity of programs in such unique areas of the Peruvian Amazon. We will see giant ceiba trees, mammoth lily pads, pink and gray river dolphins. We will hike through different forest ecosystems spotting monkeys, exotic birds and we will canoe through seasonally flooded forests.
The main lodge has a modern kitchen, plumbing and solar for powering the lighting and recharging batteries. Each room has its own private bathroom. All lodge rooms are conveniently closed in by mosquito netting (as well as the beds themselves) to ensure a good nights sleep.
Your adventures, Your time, your choice
We know this may be your first and only chance to experience the Amazon so we do our best to to give you the best value and authentic adventure available!
We want your trip to be personalized experiences which are flexible and diverse as the Amazon itself. All the excursions are designed to be flexible depending on the group or individual. Guests and guides often work together to design a custom itinerary based on interest and ability.
Each guest is appointed a personal bilingual naturalist guide with whom you can organize each day usually over one of three exceptionally prepared meals highlighting regional produce. During down time you may choose to visit our extensive tropical butterfly gardens that surround the lodge or try to count the endless number of hummingbirds and exotic flowers just outside your room.
We offer private guides and 15+ ecosystems to explore on the Amazon River. No grouping with other guests on excursions and no fake tourist shows. A truly 100% authentic Amazon adventure offering genuine personalized itineraries and guaranteed excellent service.
At the lodge, we serve delicious international and local foods (we can meet your dietary requests), clean private bathrooms, solar power for lights and recharging batteries, a stellar staff and 100% honest pricing. We have truly dedicated owners.
Sample Lodge Itinerary
Not sure what your day will be like? Check out a sample itinerary for a 5-day stay at the lodge including transportation from Iquitos and activities. See our sample lodge itinerary
A one floor, 60 square meter house comfortable for up to eight people. The house features a large bathroom, hardwood floors, beds and hammocks. Solar is used to power the lighting and charging station. Our favorite part is the covered balcony that overlooks the varzea forest of the Oran creek.
What should I pack?
- Lightweight long sleeve shirt and pants
- Light rain jacket
- Hat, sunglasses
- Camera, binoculars
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
- Batteries (recharging available)
- Insect repellent
- Personal first-aid kit
Similar to the Family House, the Private House is a stand-alone, elevated house perfect for a couple or solo traveler. Have your own private hide-away surrounded by lush plant-life and the nearby creek. Falling asleep to the sound of the Amazon at night is something you will always remember.
Your Trip Includes
- Transportation from/to the airport
- Transportation to/from lodge by our private boat
- Your own personal naturalist bilingual guide
- A local indigenous guide
- Lodging with private bathroom
- All daily excursions
- 3 excellent meals a day (dietary requests honored)
- Snacks, purified water, coffee and tea
- Rubber boots
- Laundry service
- Battery recharging by solar panels
Boating and hiking excursions leave from the lodge and venture into many different types of primary forest and river types to explore for wildlife, birds and fish. Often we see sloths, anacondas, caimans, poison dart frogs, monkey frogs, primates, peccary, electric fish (eel), tarantulas and river otters, We are fortunate to share the jungle with species of birds such as eagles, parrots, macaws, toucans, herons and hoatzin.
Visit to a real Yagua native community and learn about their customs and way of life. Camp with them deep in their communal lands or spend a night in a local dwelling. Shop their environmentally sustainable artesian necklaces, hand woven palm fiber bags, wooden sculptures, blowguns and other crafts.
We're local. We take part in community tourism projects, conservation of forest and fauna, offer. We pay fair wages and educate locals of true resource value.%50 of our food is locally sourced from rice to fruits to fish. We recycle, re-use and compost for our permaculture projects. Otorongo only use 4-stroke (low-emission & low fuel consumption) outboard motors for transport around the lodge.
You can create your own program by selecting activities from our lists which fit your desires. We are very open-minded to anything that you may suggest and we would like to cover your general interests. Your group will be assigned a personal guide to escort you throughout your stay at the Otorongo lodge making your adventure up to you.
Many activities to choose from
- Short and long daytime hikes
- Nocturnal hikes and photo shoot searching for caimans, tarantulas, snakes and insects
- Excursions by foot and boat to search for sloths, poison dart frogs, snakes, primates, birds and much more
- Canoeing in flooded forest
- Visit to a native community and learn their customs, purchase artesian necklaces and crafts
- Piranha fishing
- Bird watching
- Boat ride to see pink and grey dolphins
- Learn medicinal plants
- Camping out deep in the jungle
- Swimming in lakes and Amazon River
- Fossil hunting
- Hammock room siesta
- Excursion to see giant water lilies
- See the spectacular Amazon sunset and sunrise
- Visit to a local sugar cane rum distillery
- See massive Ceiba or Kapok trees
- Boat trips to view the constellations and Milky-way galaxy